Easing in geopolitical tensions combined with encouraging economic factors suggest a good year ahead for emerging markets, but will insurers take the bait considering economic disruptions from the latest coronavirus outbreak? Stephanie Harris and Vincent Huck report
Insurers remain less exposed to real estate than other institutional investors, in particular pension funds, according to a recent survey. Vincent Huck reports
A prudent increase in risk-taking and more US dollar investments are on the cards as China Taiping Insurance Singapore continues its transformation from a general underwriter to a composite, David Walker reports
Some South Korean insurers are making 1% too little from their investments to cover their promises. David Walker reports on the investment challenges the industry faces, and how it is coping.
Insurance assets are the mine asset managers have been looking to tap into in the last few years. Conning has built out its business to do exactly that, and now takes a place on the top table. Chief executive Woody Bradford explains how. By Sarfraz Thind
In the last few months the narrative has changed in the pearl of Asia, and it is not all down to protests. Indeed, insurers are shifting their focus on what they perceive to be the biggest challenges and opportunities. Vincent Huck reports
David Walker explores the opportunities and challenges for insurers investing in real estate in the Far East.
Volatilità was one of the hot topics of 2018, and while widening Italian government bond spreads stressed insurers solvency ratios, was there an investment opportunity to be made? Vincent Huck reports
While outsourced CIOs have been predominantly used in the pension space up until now, small US insurers are increasingly seeing the benefits of such a move. But insurers' needs differ widely from those of pension funds, and service providers will need to prove their worth to win mandates. Sarfraz Thind reports
Michelle Russell-Dowe, head of securitised credit at Schroders, discusses the benefits of structured products for insurers’ investments and warns of growing risk in the market. Interview by Sarfraz Thind